Welcome to the Australian Smoking Cessation Conference
6 - 8 November 2013, Translating the Science into Clinical Practice
Associate Professor Renee Bittoun from the Smoking Research Progeam invited tobacco treatment specialists, medical professionals, health workers and others with an interest in the field to attend the Australian Smoking Cessation Conference 2013, 6 - 8 November.
At this conference, they had the opportunity to:
- Focus on clinical practice in smoking cessation, sharing knowledge gained from it and passing on knowledge to help improve it
- Translate the current evidence-based science on nicotine addiction and treatment into clinical practice
- Gain professional development in smoking cessation methodology
- Learn about smoking cessation projects from around the nation
- Network with like-minded professionals
We received overwhelmingly positive feedback for the 3 days of the ASCC. Over 89% of responders rated the conference either ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’, with the remaining 11% still awarding the conference a positive rating of ‘good’. 85% of responsders felt the conference content was extremely or very useful and 93% thought it was pitched at the right level for them. The invited speakers were rated as excellent to very good by 93% of responders.
- Associate Profesor Judith Prochaska
- Professor Cheryl Oncken
- Dr Andy McEwen
- Professor Joseph DiFranza
- Profesor Nancy Rigotti
- Professor Rachel Tyndale
- Dr Stuart Ferguson
- Associate Professor Billie Bonevski
- Professor Kay Wilhelm
- Professor Robyn Richmond
- Professor Nicholas Zwar
- Associate Professor Susan Towns
- Dr Gillian Gould
- Dr Megan Passey
- Ms Jan Robertson
- Mr David Copley
- Dr Lyndon Bauer
- Associate Professor Smita Shah
Thursday 7 November 2013
Welcome to Country
Associate Professor Renee Bittoun &
Professor Ian Hickie
|Keynote Speaker||Dr Andy McEwen||Evidence-based smoking cessation: the English experience|
ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER SMOKINGChair: Dr Gillian Gould
|Mr David Copley||Overview of indigenous Smoking|
|Dr Megan Passey||Smoking in pregnancy|
|Ms Jan Robertson||Remote vs urban Indigenous smoking: considerations for tobacco cessation practice|
|Professor Nick Zwar||Australian clinical practice guidelines|
|Professor Nick Zwar||The role of practice nurses|
|Professor Rachel Tyndale||Genetics and pharmacogenetics of smoking and practical implications for therapy|
MENTAL HEALTHChair: Mark Montebello
|Associate Professor Judith Prochaska||Overview of smoking and mental illness. Myths and barriers|
Associate Professor Billie Bonevski
|Smoking and comorbid drug and alcohol use|
|Professor Kay Wilhelm||Smoking and depression|
|Professor Robyn Richmond||Smoking and psychotic disorders|
Friday 8 November 2013
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- LiteAire Disposable Cardboard Spacer – Collapsible MDI Holding Chamber
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Scholarships to attend the ASCC 2013
Scholarship applications are closed.
Smoking rates in the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander population are three times the national average and there is a desperate need to upskill Indigenous health workers to tackle this problem.
We are in the process of looking for both applicants, as well as financial support to fund several Indigenous Scholarships to the conference.
Recipients need to be Indigenous and working with Indigenous smokers to be eligible.
The Australian Smoking Cessation Conference includes a plenary session on smoking in Indigenous peoples, which consists of an overview of the problem, smoking in pregnancy, and practical advice for addressing smoking in Indigenous populations.
There is also a 4-hour pre-conference interactive workshop on smoking in Indigenous populations designed to provide practical skills and knowledge to health professionals working in this area, including Aboriginal Health Workers, as well as workshops on mental illness, smoking in pregnancy, and adolescent smoking.
Scholarships will cover travel, accommodation and full conference registration.